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Hybrid SUV Offers Fuel Savings In A Luxury Package

When it comes to luxury the Highlander Hybrid is loaded, and fuel mileage is improved using a gas-electric powertrain. Built on a uni-body architecture, like a Camry or the Avalon, the Highlander Hybrid could be thought of as a crossover. The uni-body attributes provide the Highlander Hybrid with the driving feel of a bigger car, but in a higher seating position.


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Track Results
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Quarter Mile Top Speed (mph) 70 to 0 MPH Braking Distance (ft)

Highway Results
Actual MPG Sound Level Hwy dB(A)
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Mechanical Specifications
Standard Engine Hybrid engine -- 3.5-Liter Double Overhead Cam (DOHC) 24-Valve V6 with Variable Valve Timing with in Transmission Electronically Controlled continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT) with ECON mode
Displacement 3.5L Suspension Front 4-wheel independent MacPherson strut suspension with front and rear stabilizer bars
Fuel System Gas/electric Suspension Rear 4-wheel independent MacPherson strut suspension with front and rear stabilizer bars
Horse Power 270 hp @ 6200 rpm / 280-hp Hybrid System Net Power Steering Electric Power Steering (EPS); power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Torque 248 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm Brakes Power-assisted ventilated 12.9-in. front/solid 12.2-in. rear disc brakes with Anti-lock Brake System

Overall Height (in) 69.3 Headroom 40.6/40.1/36.3
Overall Width (in) 75.2 Shoulder room 59.7/59.5/55.0
Overall Length (in) 188.4 Leg room 43.2/38.3/29.9
Wheelbase (in) 109.8 Seating Capacity 7
Bed Length (in) Off-Highway
Bed Height (in) Approach/Departure angle (degrees) 22/23
Interior front/second/third row seats Ground Clearance (in) 8

Weights and Capacities
Curb Weight (lbs) 3946 Cargo volume (cu ft) behind front/second-row/third-row seats 95.4/42.3/10.3
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (lbs) 5500 Fuel tak (gal) 19.2

Tires and Mileage
Standard Tire P245/65R17 Optional Tire
Spare Tire Full-size alloy Fuel Economy EPA estimates (city/highway/combined) 20/25